Sugar and coffee go together like spaghetti and meatballs. They are two ingredients that love each other and enhance one another’s uniqueness. There is nothing like a slightly sweet coffee just waiting to be drank in the morning.
This Easy Brown Sugar Latte is as simple as any coffee recipe. It uses brown sugar instead of white sugar, which adds another dimension of flavor. For another layer of sweetness, this latte also calls for a thick and delicious caramel sauce.
To begin making this latte, you will need to brew some espresso. With the major sweetness of this latte, very strong coffee is preferred. You want to be able to taste the coffee flavor among the sweetness and milk. If you use weak coffee, it will get lost in the beverage and will only taste of milk and sugar.
If you have never tried coffee with brown sugar, it is even better than white sugar. Brown sugar is simply white sugar mixed with molasses, so your coffee takes on a light molasses flavor. The smokiness from the molasses brings out roasted notes in the coffee, leading to the best latte you have ever had.
Since this is an easy latte recipe, feel free to take help from the grocery store and buy your caramel sauce. You can find a delicious, high-quality caramel sauce at the store that tastes the same as if you made it from scratch. Of course, you are more than welcome to make your own caramel sauce for this latte, but it is not necessary.
To make this a proper latte, it is delicious and easy to froth the milk before adding it to the coffee. Many espresso makers come with a milk frother attachment. Utilize yours if you have that feature on your machine. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to froth your milk in a saucepan over a low flame on the stove.
If you want to be fancy, add a little bit of whipped cream over the top of your latte. It adds decadence and thickness as the cream melts into the coffee. The cream also acts as a bed for the cinnamon, so you can see the beautiful color on top. Now, your first sip of latte is creamy, fragrant, and spicy.
Feel free to make this an iced latte by allowing the espresso to cool slightly before serving everything over ice. Be sure to let the sugars dissolve while the coffee is still hot to avoid any grittiness. Then allow the sweetened coffee to cool before serving to avoid watering down the drink by melting the ice.
This latte recipe is so easy, you can serve it when you first wake up. Even half asleep, this drink comes together in minutes. Brown sugar is the new trend in coffee making, and let’s hope it’s here to stay!
Start by brewing your espresso. You want very strong coffee for this recipe, so make a very strong cup if you do not have an espresso maker.
Add the espresso to a large mug. Add the brown sugar and caramel sauce. Stir to combine completely and allow the sugar to dissolve.
Froth your milk using a milk frother. Otherwise, place the milk in a saucepan over low heat and use an immersion blender to whip air into the milk for about 3-4 minutes.
Top the coffee and sugar with the frothed milk.
Add whipped cream to the top and a sprinkle of cinnamon for flavor and color. Serve warm.
To make an iced version, add your sugars to the hot coffee to dissolve. Allow to chill to room temperature. Then, pour the coffee and milk over ice and top with the whipped cream and cinnamon.